“We aim to demonstrate integrity in our relationships with those in our own and wider community. We believe integrity is at the core of how others see us and as such, seek to be hold fast to what is good, by being honest, fair, trustworthy, respectful and ethical in everything we do. Integrity means we do the right thing and make the right choices, even when no one is watching. When we practise integrity, there is no difference between our behaviour and what we know to be right.”
Titus 2:7 – ‘In everything set them an example by doing what is good’
Source: Kotzur, T. (Principal) St Andrews Core Values
For the month of September we are going to take a slightly different approach to the physical swapping of stories and instead swap stories by swapping the author and writer of the story in a Junior School progressive story writing attempt.
Progressive Story Writing in the JS Library
As each class comes to the library for their library session, they will add to the story prompt (one line per class). We are going to add to the story starter the “Blue Monster Story Starter”.
This story will be available via a collaborative document (and on the JS Library OPAC home page) and via a hard copy.
Some Year 6 & 7 students (a part of the Readers Cup) were also very fortunate to meet with him at lunchtime and sit in on a writing session.
Students shared their thoughts about the day on a padlet. Some of these are below.
“Tristan Bancks used past experiences to write stories.”
“Tristan Bancks was very funny and inspiring. He showed us many ways to develop our ideas for writing.”
“You are awesome and I am really excited about reading some of your books.”
“Mr Bancks is an incredible writer. Clever, funny and appealing to all.”
“I learnt how to be a better writer by practising a lot. Always put the main character in. I liked how he made funny stories and funny jokes. I will share his jokes and made up stories to my brother, Dad, Mum and friend in the street.”
“Tristan gave us tips to write a book. He showed us some of his books. Tristan told us how to plan a book. I liked it when he read us bits of his books.”
“Everyone needs stories read to them: Mum, Grandpa, the dog, and the monster under the bed.” Source
The Share a Story theme for May is perfect for an IB and PYP school. Looking through the lens of Internationalism, PYP and picture books we examine literature that develops the IB Concepts, Learner Profile and Attitudes.
PYP and Fiction
We have many of these books in our library. Which have you read?